Microsoft Makes Broad Changes To Workplace Investigations

Microsoft’s action plan to address workplace investigations into complaints of harassment and discrimination was announced on April 15 after reports of employee concerns surfaced in the public. Microsoft’s response follows the similar pattern we have...

What Does The Uber Independent Contractor Settlement Mean For Businesses Operating In The Gig Economy?

On March 12, 2019, Uber settled a class-action lawsuit filed by a group of ride-service drivers for $20 million.  The lawsuit, filed in 2013, alleged Uber misclassified its drivers as independent contractors to avoid paying...

Are You Prepared To Handle The #MeToo Movement In Your Workplace?

Months into the #MeToo movement, daily reports of high-profile sexual harassment complaints have led to a new question - are employers prepared to handle a harassment complaint?  Recent spotlights on failed investigations, inadequate employer responses,...

Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment – Avoid Becoming the Next Headline

Recent public scandals involving high-profile men and sexual harassment reached new heights when Hollywood’s Harvey Weinstein was accused by numerous women of conduct ranging from inappropriate to harassment to sexual assault. The weeks that followed...